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Men’s Soccer Nabs Three Players from Oklahoma 3/11/03

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Head coach Tim McClements and the Vanderbilt men’s soccer program has announced the signings of three players from the state of Oklahoma. Midfielder Jamie Gilbert (Broken Arrow, Okla.) and forwards Joshua Medcalf (Tulsa, Okla.) and Justin Moreland (Tulsa, Okla.), who all play for the Tulsa Nationals ’85 Soccer Club, are the newest additions to the 2003 roster.

For a biography and a quote from McClements on each recruit, please read below.

Jamie Gilbert
Midfielder
Broken Arrow, Okla. • Broken Arrow Senior High

High School: Three-year varsity starter at Broken Arrow Senior ... High school team won the 2001 and 2002 Oklahoma High School state championship ... 2001 state championship team finished ranked No. 1 nationally in the USA Today/adidas Coaches Poll.

Club: Currently plays for the Tulsa Nationals '85 Soccer Club ... Teammates with fellow Vanderbilt signees Justin Moreland and Joshua Medcalf ... Nationals crowned Oklahoma State Cup champions in 2002, while finishing runner-up from 1996-2001 ... Leading scorer on the Nationals state championship team ... Team championships include the Ozark Classic Cup, Super Clubs, Lake Highlands, Emerald Cup, Thunder Friendship Cup and TSC Friendship Cup ... Club team won the Yorkshire Cup championship, which is held in Yorkshire, England.

Personal: Jamie David Gilbert born August 2, 1985 ... Jamie is one of Karen and Lawrence Gilbert's three children ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Gilbert lists secondary education as his possible major at Vanderbilt ... Was also recruited by Hartwick, Massachusetts-Amherst, Ohio State and New Mexico.

Comment on Gilbert from Vanderbilt head coach Tim McClements
"Jamie is a central midfielder who can also play in the back. He is very skillful and is an excellent passer of the ball. He has great vision, and I feel that he will strengthen our midfield."

Joshua Medcalf
Forward
Tulsa, Okla. • Jenks H.S.

Club: Currently plays for the Tulsa Nationals '85 Soccer Club ... Teammates with fellow Vanderbilt signees Justin Moreland and Jamie Gilbert ... Nationals crowned Oklahoma State Cup champions in 2002, while finishing runner-up from 1996-2001 ... Leading scorer on the Nationals state championship team ... Team championships include the Ozark Classic Cup, Super Clubs, Lake Highlands, Emerald Cup, Thunder Friendship Cup and TSC Friendship Cup ... Club team won the Yorkshire Cup championship, which is held in Yorkshire, England.

Personal: Joshua Michael Medcalf born January 30, 1985 ... Joshua is one of Susie and Kent Medcalf's three children ... Participated in high school's Mock Trial team, where he was named 'Best Attorney' two years in a row ... Medcalf lists communications, with intentions of becoming a lawyer, as his possible major at Vanderbilt ... Was also recruited by Tulsa, Southern Methodist, Drake and South Carolina.

Comment on Medcalf from Vanderbilt head coach Tim McClements
"Josh is a forward who has the ability to take players 1-v-1 and score goals. He is a skillful player who combines well with his teammates and has the knack for putting the ball in the net."

Justin Moreland
Forward
Tulsa, Okla. • Bishop Kelly

High School: Dominating offensive presence over his high school career at Bishop Kelly ... Earned Oklahoma All-State honors his senior year ... Named to the All-District team his sophomore through senior years ... Led high school team in points his sophomore and junior seasons ... Recorded 17 goals and dished out 14 assists for 48 points his sophomore season ... During junior season, he registered an amazing 30 goals and eight assists for 68 points ... Tallied five goals in two separate games ... Named captain of his
high school team.

Club: Currently plays for the Tulsa Nationals '85 Soccer Club ... Teammates with fellow Vanderbilt signees Joshua Medcalf and Jamie Gilbert ... Member of the Olympic Development Program for five years ... Nationals crowned Oklahoma State Cup champions in 2002 ... Team finished runner-up at the Oklahoma State Cup from 1996-2001 ... Team championships include the Ozark Classic Cup, Super Clubs, Lake Highlands, Emerald Cup, Thunder Friendship Cup and TSC Friendship Cup ... Club team won the Yorkshire Cup championship, which is held in Yorkshire, England ... Named captain of his club team.

Personal: Justin Patrick Moreland born February 18, 1985 ... Justin is one of Lynn and Victor Moreland's three children ... Father is a former professional soccer player and the founder of the Tulsa Nationals Soccer Club ... Member of the National Honor Society and Principal's Honor Roll ... Received the Liotta Award for Academic Excellence ... Moreland lists pre-medicine as his possible major at Vanderbilt ... Was also recruited by Notre Dame, Southern Methodist, Dayton and Hartwick.

Comment on Moreland from Vanderbilt head coach Tim McClements
"Justin is a versatile player, who I feel can contribute to our team at a number of positions. He is a very technically sound player who has a great understanding of the game. Justin a leader and has the potential to become an excellent Division I player."

 


 







 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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